7:28 PM, May 25, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill Clinton, made their first joint appearance since the start of the 2016 presidential campaign. The event was a Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua, New York, the location of one of their multi-million dollar homes.
Hillary tweeted out a picture of her standing next to her husband:
Dan Merica of CNN noted on Twitter that the parade was the first time they were seen in public together since Hillary Clinton announced her run on April 12.
Clinton plans to hold her first campaign rally next month. The location of the event has not yet been publicly disclosed.
12:00 PM, May 25, 2015 • By REBECCA BURGESS
When thought-smiths have forged on the comfortable anvil of peace the belief that all war and conflict is wicked, foolish, and on the brink of extinction, then pain becomes the meaning of evil and rejecting evil becomes the revolt against pain in all its forms. Civil War veteran Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
‘How Shall I Bless Him.’3:15 PM, May 4, 2014 • By ARYEH TEPPER
Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, begins on Sunday night. Israel's Independence Day follows immediately thereafter on Monday night.
2:07 PM, May 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a ceremony marking Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, President Barack Obama said that most Americans are able to remain unaffected by war.
10:02 AM, May 27, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
On this Memorial Day, as on others, every American will turn to his own thoughts and prayers, and recall his own favorite speeches, music, and poetry. Memorial Day has no one dominant "text." But for those who aren't familiar with it, I recommend Theodore O'Hara's poem, "Bivouac of the Dead," written in 1847 in memory of Kentucky troops killed in the Mexican War. Various lines are inscribed at different places in Arlington Cemetery, including at the McClellan Gate. It's not, I suppose, great poetry, but I've always found it moving.
7:06 PM, May 28, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC host Chris Hayes has issued an apology one day after saying on national television that he is "uncomfortable" with calling fallen soldiers "heroes."
4:21 PM, May 28, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
President Obama, an avid follower of left-wing media, is surely aware of the controversial remark by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who explained yesterday, in a discussion of Memorial Day on MSNBC, that he felt “uncomfortable” using the word “hero” for an American killed in battle:
12:39 PM, May 28, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Over the weekend, MSNBC host Chris Hayes told his viewers that he's "uncomfortable" with calling "war dead and the fallen ... 'heroes.'" Now, the Veterans of Foreign Wars group have responded by saying that Hayes's comments "are reprehensible and disgusting" and are asking for the MSNBC host to apologize.
12:00 AM, May 28, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
A fair number of Americans would probably tell you that Memorial Day is held to celebrate the Indy 500. And, even those who are aware of why, actually, the day has been set aside tend to honor it in the breech, if at all. On my way, every year, to the service in our town, I am struck by how many more cars are parked near the golf course than in the church parking lot.
But that, of course, is one of the glories of America.
10:29 AM, May 27, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has a post in his series, "This Day in Baseball History," reminding us that it was fifty years ago yesterday, May 26, 1962, that the Detroit Tigers defeated the Yankees 2-1 at Yankee Stadium: